2 Pounds (UK, 2007)

2 Pounds – 2007, Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire

 

Date of Issue & Mintage

 

2007 – 8,445,000

AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire

The date “1807” with the “0” depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription “AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE” and the date “2007” Designed by David Gentleman

Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer David Gentleman

About the design

Abolition of the Slave Trade, commemorative coin. 1807-2007

The date “1807” with the “0” depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription “AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE” and the date “2007”

Two commemorative £2 coins were issued by The Royal Mint in 2007, one celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union between Scotland and England, and the other commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. David Gentleman’s simple yet powerful design depicting a broken link in the ‘chains of oppression’, which doubles as the zero in the anniversary date, features on this ‘abolition of the slave trade’ £2 coin.

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